African American Cultural Society

The mission and purpose of the African American Cultural Society, Inc. are to preserve and perpetuate the cultural heritage of African Americans through educational, artistic, intellectual, and social activities and services deemed to be in the best interests of the entire community.

AACS Membership has its benefits

  • AACS educates and interprets our rich African American culture.

  • AACS owns the beautiful Cultural Center building and five surrounding acres.

  • AACS is a repository to preserve our history of African American accomplishments.

  • AACS evidences our concern for our youth by offering training, programs, and relevant activities.

  • AACS perpetuates our culture through the presentation of visual and performing arts.

Become a Member Today!

Holiday Gift Giving 2021. Click The Image To Donate

Holiday Gift Giving

AACS DIRECTORY AVAILABLE

Rep Barbara Lee Via Zoom

AACS 30th Anniversary photos taken at the event. Click on the image to view the photos.

Guest Speaker, Rep. Barbara Lee of California

AACS African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida presents

A 30-Year Retrospective of Fine Artist, Bettie Eubanks
On display in the Founders Gallery from October 28, 2021, through January 2, 2022

Open to the Pubic November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022

Thursday – Saturdays 2-6 PM, and Sundays 1-4 PM (Except Holidays)

Bettiy Eubanks
Eubanks’ exhibit opens the ongoing display of cultural arts at the AACS’ African American Cultural Center and Museum of Florida in our new Founders Gallery. The first of many exhibitions that will be held by AACS as a Smithsonian on Main Street host site.

Eubanks’ exhibition will be open to the public from November 20, 2021 – January 2, 2022; Thursdays – Saturdays 2-6PM and Sundays 1-4PM (except holidays).

News

African-American Cultural and Historical Grants

November 4th, 2021|Comments Off on African-American Cultural and Historical Grants

The purpose of this grant program is to provide funding for construction projects at facilities in Florida that highlight the contributions, culture, or history of African-Americans. The Florida Department of State will be accepting applications [...]

Robert Whiting, Chairman, Education Committee, Interviewed

October 26th, 2021|Comments Off on Robert Whiting, Chairman, Education Committee, Interviewed

Robert Whiting, Chairman, Education Committee, African American Cultural Society was interviewed by Andrew Moore about Ancient African History and its impact on present times. An interview by Andrew Moore on Daytona Chat on February 5th, [...]

Calendar of Events

Kwanza

Kwanzaa Celebration – Wednesday, December 29

November 29 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Holiday Gift Giving

Holiday Gift Giving 2021

December 3 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

General membership meeting

General Membership Meeting

December 18 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

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Here is the Status of our Fundraising Projects. Please Consider Donating to our Maintenance Reserve Fund 2021 Campaign and Help with the Effort to Increase our Membership

Fundraising
Donate to our Maintenance Reserve Fund 2021 Campaign
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Maintenance Fund

WHAT OUR MEMBERS ARE SAYING ABOUT AACS

James Sharpe

“As a Founding Member, I am very proud of what we accomplished in the early days. There were many sleepless nights as we grappled with how to get the land and how to pay for construction. All the issues were worked out, and the results is this beautiful building you see here today. I invite you to become a member today”

The Late Great James Sharpe
Jim Lee

“As original lifetime members, Elva and I were involved from the very beginning. Jim was a member of the “Construction Cabinet” that supervised the overall construction from permitting to final occupancy. Elva was a member of the group that wrote the charter and bylaws and got the approval from the State. We highly recommend AACS as a place to enrich your heritage”

Jim & Elva Lee

“As chairperson of the membership committee, I encourage all to become members to help perpetuate African American cultural experience. Among the reasons to join are: AACS educates and interprets our history, AACS promotes and celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans, AACS provides exciting, trips, social events, lectures, and many other activities.”

Jean Tanner

Dee and I have used the African American Cultural Society facilities for a few years now to conduct our meetings and other events. The building is beautiful and the administered staff is great to work with. We highly recommend it for your next event.

Mike & Dee Cocchiola

“I recently moved to Florida from California. As an outgoing people person, I was looking for an organization that offers social activities as well as cultural enrichment activities. AACS more than meets both requirements.  I am glad I became a member.”

Geri Wright

“We all wanted a place to call our own. Originally, the idea was to create a social club. But some of us wanted something more along the lines of a cultural club. The African American Cultural Society was born after considerable discussion. The result of the early discussion is what you see now; a place to celebrate our heritage.”

William (Chappie) Williams